Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2015/2016: The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre
||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for a GGP Project in Kenya
||16th March, 2016
|| Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
|Project title and Amount
||The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto
- Committee members of the Grantee organization, Joyful Women Organization
- Representatives of Joyful Women Organization
Total of about 10 participants
||The Grant Contract for a GGP project, “The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre” was signed at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi on 16th March, 2016. To sign the contract were H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and Ms. Emily Ngetich, Joyful Women Organization. The ceremony was magnificently witnessed by H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto and other representatives of the beneficiary organization.
The project received a grant amounting to US$ 119,490 (approx. Kshs 11.5 Million) for a Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre that would include a child care center. The grant is also to be used to furnish and equip the centre so that women with children will also be able to comfortably attend training to gain knowledge of economic activities. The objective of the project is to empower women in the community through training in agriculture and other business skills.
Prior to the Grant Contract Signing, Ambassador Terada and H.E. Mrs. Ruto held talks on JOYWO’s main activity, Women Economic Empowerment which is one of Japan’s main pillars in its policy towards to Africa.
Ambassador Terada warmly welcomed H.E Mrs. Ruto to the Embassy and congratulated JOYWO which had been selected from over 400 applicants received the previous year.
He wished the recipients successful implementation of their project.
While affirming the friendly relationship that exists between Kenya and Japan, the Ambassador mentioned that the year 2016 would be very significant for the two countries as the “Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD)” would be held in Nairobi in the month of August.
H.E. Mrs. Ruto stated her appreciation to the Government of Japan for the generous support to Kenya and mentioned that she looked forward to the TICAD VI occasion for the entrepreneurial opportunities not only for business expansion between Japan and Kenya but also for opportunities aimed at women economic empowerment in Kenya and the entire Africa.